The choices you make individually today are going to shape your future and the world you live in. You cannot change your past but you can certainly learn from it – or not. As a student of human behavior I have always seen myself as an educator and change agent. I have always been interested in human behavior and the multitude of factors that influence people’s choices and actions but also their reactions and responses.
Taking responsibility is the cornerstone of predictive outcomes. We are all directors and actors in our own plays. We write the script and then perform. Smart and healthy lifestyle choices yield optimal results. Our choices are influenced by our past experiences, genetic and biological predispositions, but most importantly our inner voice that gives us our manuscript. Who we are and what we believe in is a dynamic and fluid process. Our biology is always changing. Our perceptions and insights as well. Our thoughts and beliefs are the fuel that propels us through life. We are captains of our destiny. We write the script and the code that governs our future. Fear of the unknown can be paralyzing. Fear of not pleasing others or seeing yourself though the eyes of others is the single greatest block to growth and change. Today is a great day to start a new life.
Wherever you are in life is where you are supposed to be. Take responsibility from this day forward to rewrite your story. Eating right and fueling not only your body and brain but your soul is part of the story. Physical activity and sports – be it recreational or competitive, creative expression through writing or art, rewarding work, restorative sleep, all help to shape your biological narrative. Yes, you can hack your own biology and psychology. You can even change your gene expression. Think about that for a minute. Your destiny is in your own hands. You are not your parents or some vision of what others want you to be. If your past hasn’t put you in place that brings you joy or comfort then it’s time to rewrite the script.
It’s your life so embrace it and live it. Sit down and write out a life plan. Are you where you want to be? Are you doing the personal work to improve your relationship with yourself and others? If you have lost the passion for your job examine why and decide if another option is best. Are you surrounding yourself with people who challenge you and support your visions? If not, make some changes and don’t worry about those who you might offend. Be in charge and make today the first day of your new life!